LARNE 21 BANN SECONDS 12
The youthful looking Banbridge left Larne on Saturday knowing that they should have got a lot more out of this Conference League game.
Bann had started well, playing into a strong breeze, and opened the scoring when scrum-half Jason Gribbon nipped over at the side of a ruck for a try which he converted, all coming after several phases and great ball retention.
The lead was short lived as Larne scored a converted try, which was by and large against the run of play.
Bann had stuck to the game plan well and were unlucky to lose two further tries in the 10 minutes before half time.
The Bann coaches and players were optimistic they could use the second half wind advantage to get themselves back in the game, but deteriorating weather conditions, coupled with some basic handling errors didn’t help them in their quest as several chances were missed and the opportunity of a win slipped away.
Andrew Jackson did cross for an unconverted try with minutes remaining, but the Larne defence was well enough organised to see the game out.